11 August 2016, North

CHP staff take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity

Martin Rooney, Local Area Director (North East) and Mike Chambers, Local Area Director (North West), completed The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge last month in order to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Congratulations to Martin Rooney, Local Area Director (North East), and Mike Chambers, Local Area Director (North West), who completed The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge last month, as part of a group which included 5 others, in order to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge involves taking on the steep rocky terrain of the three highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, which form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  

Despite the official event organised by the British Heart Foundation being cancelled due to extreme weather, the team decided to continue with the challenge, braving torrential rain, winds up to 50mph and poor visibility.  In order to climb the Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough peaks on a trek that took around 12 hours, covered over 24 miles and included a total ascent of 5,200ft.  Which amounts to a total climb that tops Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, by over 800 feet.   

British Heart Foundation

A special thanks to everyone who was part of our team, and those who kindly sponsored us.  I was keen to do the challenge with the British Heart Foundation - even though they cancelled it at the last minute - as my Dad recovered from major heart surgery a few years ago – really pleased for him that he completed it too!” - Martin Rooney, Local Area Director (North East).

Impressively the group has already been able to raise over £1,500 for the British Heart Foundation.  If you are able to, donations are still open and can be made via Martin’s Just Giving page.

“A special thanks to everyone who was part of our team, and those who kindly sponsored us."

Martin Rooney - Local Area Director (North East)